Who Are We Looking For?

We want YOU to be involved in one of the most exciting open air productions that has been seen in Edinburgh for a long time – over 10,000 people have seen the play over the years it has been performed in Princes Street Gardens.

Rehearsals are usually on Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm. Look out for announcements of the start of rehearsals for the 2020 production – there is something for everyone! With the exception of the actor who will play Jesus, all the actors are volunteers with a wide range of experience and abilities. The cast is supported by experienced professionals, director Suzanne Lofthus and stage manager Joanna Kennedy.

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Who is the Director?

Suzanne Lofthus is Artistic Director of Cutting Edge Theatre Company and has experience of directing many open-air productions including Shakespeare productions toured to Scottish Castles and the large-scale open-air promenade production of The Life of Jesus Christ at Dundas Castle Estate. She has directed Passion Plays in Mississippi State Penitentiary, USA, and in Opera Prison, Milan. She is also a qualified Speech and Drama Teacher and spends her time directing and teaching in the UK and abroad.

What’s the Commitment?

Rehearsals happen every week for two hours, but there will be increased rehearsal time as the production date gets closer. The rehearsals are led by Suzanne Lofthus, the director, and will include:

  • initial drama workshops built around the theme and text
  • improvisations to build the characters
  • text work